Katia Bianchini received a Laurea Degree in Jurisprudence from the University of Pavia, Italy, in 1998, and an LL.M. degree from the University of San Diego, California, U.S.A, in 2000. She was trained in civil rights as a law intern with the American Civil Liberties Union in San Diego, and with Protection and Advocacy in Oakland, California.
After her admission to the New York State Bar in 2003, Katia practiced asylum and immigration law in the San Francisco Bay Area. She worked in private practice and consulted extensively with a number of NGOs in the San Francisco Bay area, including the East Bay Sanctuary Covenant and the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights.
From 2005 and 2010 she practiced immigration law as an English solicitor at Turpin and Miller in Oxford.
From 2008 she has also been a researcher with the University of Hamburg and with the University of York (2011 - present) from which she is expected to receive a PhD in 2015.
Katia`s current research deals with statelessness and the problem of resolving nationality status and granting protection. She is focusing on how European States have implemented the 1954 Statelessness Convention on the Status of Stateless Persons and how and why decision-makers comply or not comply with it.
Stay at MPI-MMG:
June 2013 - December 2014